“If parents back off the pressure and anxiety over grades and achievement and focus on the bigger picture—a love of learning and independent inquiry—grades will improve and test scores will go up.”
Jessica Lahey is is the author of the book “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.”
Her work has also been published in the, The Atlantic, and the New York Times.
She also hosts a show on Vermont Public Radio called #AmWriting with Jess & KJ”
Her column, “The Parent-Teacher Conference, is published bi-weekly at the New York Times Motherlode blog, and examines the intersection of education, parenting, health and politics.
Visit her website http://www.jessicalahey.com/
follow her on twitter: @jesslahey
other notes from the show:
Free range kids
Age of Opportunity “permit when you can protect when you must”
The brain of opportunity
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Some of my fiction can be found at: www.bryanaiello.com
My novel Compounded Interest is available for purchase on amazon.com
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